The NBA’s Board of Governors is reportedly set to approve a restart to its season that would include 22 teams playing at Disney World. The league is targeting a July 31 date to start the tournament. The league’s safety protocols will include daily testing for coronavirus – which shut down the season March 11 – in addition to limiting contact between players and Disney staff.
The NBA proposal includes:
- 13 teams from the Western Conference and 9 teams from the Eastern Conference.
- Each team would play eight regular-season games for seeding in a 16-team playoff.
- A play-in tournament for the eighth seed, if the eight and ninth-place teams are within four games of each other.